‘Thanksgiving’ is a holiday celebrated in the ‘United States’ on the fourth thursday in November. It became an official federal holiday in (1863), when, during the ‘Civil War’, President ‘Abraham Lincoln’ proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens”.
Also, there are reports that the original ‘Thanksgiving’ proclamation was signed by ‘George Washington’. As a federal and public holiday in the ‘United States’. ‘Thanksgiving’ is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with ‘Christmas’ and ‘New Year’, ‘Thanksgiving’ is a part of the broader holiday season.
‘Americans’ commonly trace the ‘Thanksgiving’ holiday to a (1621) celebration at the ‘Plymouth Plantation’, where the ‘Plymouth’ settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. Autumn or early winter feasts continued sporadically in later years, first as an impromptu religious observance, and later as a civil tradition.